TTF helps local authorities procure EV chargers

The Transport Technology Forum has published a short guide to assist local authorities in procuring electric vehicle charging equipment at the roadside. The TTF’s EV Charging Infrastructure Working Group’s 12-page document has been put together to help authorities successfully procure both the technology and the Charge Point Operators, and explains different procurement models, including the […]

TRL webinar supporting authorities’ Green Light Fund applications online

With the deadline for English Local Authorities outside of London to submit applications for the Green Light Fund only ten days away, TRL Software has published the video of a webinar helping authorities write bids to get a slice of the £20 million pot. The 30-minute event featured TRL Software’s Chief Scientist Chris Kettell and Account Director Paul May, […]

GRAHAM appointed to deliver £22.68m Aurs Road upgrade

Construction and civil engineering company GRAHAM has been awarded a contract to deliver a £22.68 million upgrade of Aurs Road between Barrhead and Newton Mearns by East Renfrewshire Council.  Commencing on 8 January 2024, the project will see GRAHAM’s engineering team transform of the route from a winding, single carriage road to a safer, straighter road […]

New ADEPT video helps councils deal with climate risks

A new video has been launched designed to help local authorities manage the risks associated with climate change. Together with the Environment Agency, ADEPT has developed the introductory ten minute video, which aims to assist local authorities in understanding and implementing the adaptation pathways approach to manage flood and coastal risk and create resilient, thriving […]

Costain wins contract to deliver decarbonisation across UK transport infrastructure

Costain has confirmed that it has won four contracts under the Department for Transport’s Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail and Other Transport Modes (STARThree Framework. The framework will see Costain and lead partner, GHD, provide specialist consultancy advice to the UK government as it delivers critical UK transport infrastructure across road, rail, and aviation. […]

Road repair schemes in Devon to benefit from extra funding

More than 65 road repair schemes in Devon are being brought forward with additional funding recently announced by Government. The council is receiving an extra £6.663 million for highway maintenance this financial year. The money is a share of the Government’s £8.3 billion investment in roads over the next 11 years using funds redirected from […]

IHE discusses speed humps on Radio 4 after homeowners’ complaints

The Institute of Highway Engineers have explained the rules around speed humps after a story hit the national press about residents in Waltham Forest on the outskirts of London who have complained that the thumping of vehicles over humps have caused damage to their houses. The Daily Mail reported people living next to them have […]

National Highways delays A358 dualling

National Highways has announced that, with the support from Government, it will not be submitting the Development Consent Order application for the A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme as planned this year. The plan had been to dual eight and a half miles of single carriageway which is often congested and leads to drivers seeking […]

BlackBerry names new CEO but won’t float its IoT division as separate business

The software and security services company BlackBerry has appointed John J. Giamatteo as its new Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr Giamatteo has served as the President of BlackBerry’s Cybersecurity business unit since October 2021. The company explains he has more than 30 years of experience with global […]


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